HOUSTON (Nov. 4, 2012): A little more than a year ago, the House Republicans, including John Culberson, voted to slash the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) budget by 40%. The President had requested $5.1 billion but the Tea Party-controlled House only approved $3.65 billion, and only after insisting on off-setting budget cuts to unrelated programs before even passing that amount.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
40 renowned scientists and physicians seeking a new direction in Congress have released a statement endorsing James Cargas for Congress.
Monday, October 22, 2012
James Cargas Will Spare the Corporation for Public Broadcasting from Indiscriminate Cuts by Mitt Romney and John Culberson
HOUSTON (October 22, 2012): Incumbent Tea Party Congressman John Culberson has a long record of indiscriminately cutting government programs in the name of federal deficit reduction. This includes voting against the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the organization responsible for the production of Sesame Street and its educational and lovable characters like Big Bird.
Monday, October 15, 2012
James Cargas: Greek Energy Takes on Congress
Friday, August 31, 2012
The National Herald: James Cargas Running for Congress
Friday, August 31, 2012
The National Herald: James Cargas Wins House Runoff in TX
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
John Culberson Supports Todd Akin’s Views That Not All Rape is the Same, and Republican National Committee Misses Opportunity to Show They Care
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
HOUSTON (Aug. 20, 2012): Mitt Romney’s selection of radical right-wing Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his vice-presidential running mate makes it clear that a Romney Administration would be for the wealthiest American, for the dismantling of Medicare and other social safety nets, and for more of the failed policies that led to our current recession and high unemployment. Local Congressman John Culberson has supported his Tea Party colleague 95% of the time, including voting twice for his devastating budget.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
When James Cargas wins the Runoff Election this Tuesday, the voters in U.S. Congressional District 7 will finally have someone on the November ballot that will support METRO funding in Congress
Thursday, July 26, 2012
HISD School Board Trustee Juliet Stipeche joins Sylvia Garcia, Jessica Farrar, and a growing chorus of influential women who have recently endorsed James Cargas and believe that he is the best candidate to replace Tea Party Republican and leader in the War Against Women, John Culberson.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Energy Matters Video!!!!!
Friday, July 20, 2012
The Houston Chronicle has endorsed Houston energy lawyer James Cargas in the Democratic Runoff Election on July 31st. The editors were impressed by his desire to return to Washington DC with a “common-sense collegiality to a system now seemingly dominated by tea party extremism.” Cargas is a former congressional staffer who already knows how to navigate Congress.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Former County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia issued the following letter today to the women of Congressional District 7 endorsing the City of Houston's Senior Assistant City Attorney for energy, James Cargas, in the Democratic Primary Run-off Election on July 31st.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
James Cargas believes in METRO and the future of light rail in Houston. The tea party darling Rep. John Culberson, who Cargas is running to unseat, is actively attempting to dismantle METRO's light rail by turning down federal funding and calling for more studies and audits of METRO's finances, after they've been strangled by Culberson's practices in the first place. Houston Deserves Better.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Texas House Democratic Leader Jessica Farrar has endorsed James Cargas in his runoff primary on July 31st. Representative Farrar is the longest serving Hispanic member from Harris County serving in the Texas State House of Representatives and she has been a champion on wide range of issues including education, immigration, women’s rights, as well as many others since she was first elected in 1994.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Statement from James Cargas, Democratic Candidate for US Congressional District 7, on Governor Perry’s announcement that Texas will not implement health insurance exchanges and will reject the Medicaid expansion as provided in the federal Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obama Cares”)
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
As President Obama has stated numerous times, he cannot govern without like-minded Members of Congress being in a position of power to help move forth his agenda. My friend, James Cargas, is the only candidate running in the July 31st Primary Run-off who has proven he has the credentials and the ability to beat John Culberson this November.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Honorable Chris Bell has endorsed James Cargas in his race to replace Tea Party Representative Culberson in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District. Cargas faces a primary runoff July 31 st.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
This week’s Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of Affordable Care Act (also called “Obama-Cares”) was a victory for all of America, especially women who must pay more for their health care than men under the prior system.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I applaud the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today to strike down most of a controversial Arizona Republican anti-immigrant law by finding that three of the four provisions inappropriately infringed on the federal government’s exclusive Constitutional power to control immigration. A close reading of the decision does not offer much hope that the remaining provision will remain in force very long.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
(HOUSTON) June 19, 2012: After a do-nothing Congress failed to take action on the bipartisan DREAM Act for 11 years, President Obama took action on Friday, when he announced that his Administration will implement parts of the legislation allowing some undocumented people to emerge from the shadows. The President removed the fear of deportation for about 1.34 million law-abiding young people brought here by their parents and who have earned a degree at an American University or College or served in our military.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
(HOUSTON) June 7, 2012: Lissa Squiers has never voted in a Democratic Primary until this May after she suddenly decided to be a Democratic candidate. Squiers did not vote for the President in 2008. NGP VAN, the Democratic Party’s voter database, shows that James Cargas voted in four out of the last five Democratic Parties; Squiers’ record is void of any participation in primary elections (this year being the only exception) during the past twenty years, the period of data retained in NGP VAN. (Copies of Squiers and Cargas’ NGP VAN voting records are attached)
Friday, May 25, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
CARGAS ENDORSED BY ALL THREE PRIOR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES IN CD 7: SKELLY, HENLEY AND MARTINEZ
(HOUSTON) May 24, 2012: In the upcoming May 29 Democratic primary all three prior Democratic candidates for Congressional District 7 have endorsed James Cargas, a Houston public servant, as the person who can defeat the incumbent congressman and serve in Congress with honor and distinction. John Martinez, who ran in 2004, Jim Henley, who ran in 2006, and Michael Skelly, who ran in 2008, have all thrown their support behind James Cargas.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
HFT JOIN CWA AND IBEW AND ENDORSE CARGAS FOR CONGRESS
April 27, 2012 (Houston): Whatever the secret is to running for office, they told CD7’s Candidate James Cargas and he’s putting his lessons to the test. James Cargas, Candidate for Texas Congressional District 7, is hard on the campaign trail, talking with the people and meeting with civic groups every night.
They must like what they see and hear in Cargas, ....
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Article from Washington Monthly, by: Paul Glastris
A couple weeks ago, I met up in DC with a former Clinton administration colleague, a great guy named James Cargas. A Houston area energy lawyer who got his start in politics interning for Tip O’Neill, Cargas is running in the Democratic primary for Texas’s 7th congressional seat.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Cargas Receives Endorsements from Democracy for Houston, Houston Area Stonewall Democrats, Teamsters-Local 988, and Katy Area Democrats
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Houston Black American Democrats and Harris County Tejano Democrats Endorse Cargas
Monday, February 27, 2012
Houston energy attorney James Cargas has earned the endorsement of the AFL-CIO Central Labor Council of Harris County in his race to replace Tea Party Rep. John Culberson in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Former Congressional staffer James Cargas filed today for the opportunity to challenge incumbent Tea Party Rep. Culberson in the November 6, 2012 election.